APC con­gresses suf­fer set­back in Anam­bra, Kebbi

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Balarabe Alka­sim

The wards and lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) have suf­fered an­other set­back in Kebbi and Anam­bra states.

Speak­ing with our re­porter at the party’s na­tional sec­re­tariat in Abuja yes­ter­day, in­terim na­tional sec­re­tary of the party, Ti­j­jani Musa Tum­sah, said there were is­sues that arose from the con­gresses that needed ur­gent at­ten­tion so that they would not be al­lowed to de­gen­er­ate into a cri­sis that may hin­der the ac­tiv­i­ties of the party and its prepa­ra­tions for the na­tional con­ven­tion.

“The Anam­bra and Kebbi del­e­gates were here to dis­cuss some is­sues. There are some mi­nor prob­lems com­ing up, as you can see, we wanted to unite our mem­bers any­where they are be­fore we fin­ish our con­gresses,” he said.

He added that what brought the Anam­bra State del­e­ga­tion was the is­sue of com­mit­tee that was sent to the state to carry out the con­gresses which had dis­agree­ment with some mem­bers of the party on the con­duct of the con­gresses.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the party is car­ry­ing out the nec­es­sary in­ves­ti­ga­tion to as­cer­tain the true cause of the rift be­tween the com­mit­tee and other party mem­bers in the states and mea­sures to re­solve the is­sues.

Dis­miss­ing the ru­mour about the dis­so­lu­tion of the Anam­bra State congress com­mit­tee, Tum­sah said the com­mit­tee be­ing spec­u­lated by some people to have been dis­banded headed by Prince Og­beife is the one they held the meet­ing with.

On Kebbi State del­e­ga­tion, he said: “The party has stud­ied the sit­u­a­tion and held a meet­ing with the two sides and ad­vised them to rec­on­cile their dif­fer­ences and re­port back to the party within the week so that an­other date will be fixed for the con­duct of the con­gresses in the state.”

Tum­sah added that any­thing that will be done in the party re­gard­ing the con­gresses has clear guide­lines which all mem­bers are ex­pected to ad­here strictly to in or­der to avoid ran­cour in the party.

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